Call for Artists:​ 17th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Exhibition

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Established in 2001, and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition, the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the lens. Photographers throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries February 24th through April 13th 2020.

The exhibition and endowment were established by alumna Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan Kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.

Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive public university, primarily for women, offering baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs and is the largest university for women in the United States. The University’s photography department has a legacy of excellence by empowering students to take risks, establish a broad vision of the field and develop a personal voice and working methodology.

Lisa Sutcliffe is the Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She has organized numerous exhibitions including Rineke Dijkstra: Rehearsals (2016); Penelope Umbrico: Future Perfect (2016); Sara Cwynar: Image Model Muse (2018); and James Benning and Sharon Lockhart: Over Time (2019).

From 2007-2012, she served as Assistant Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Among the exhibitions Sutcliffe organized at SFMOMA are Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories (2012), developed in association with the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and The Provoke Era: Postwar Japanese Photography (2009), the first survey of SFMOMA’s internationally renowned collection of Japanese photography.

She holds an MA in the history of art from Boston University, where she specialized in the history of photography, and a BA in art history from Wellesley College.

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  • ●  Solo Exhibition at TWU East | West Galleries (2020)
  • ●  All others prizes to be announced
    This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts as well as video work. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.
    Must be received by October 27, 2019. Judging will be done online, through Submissions must be individual JPGs sized to 800 pixels on the longest side. Please go to [17th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition] for further application instructions and requirements.
  • Artists may submit one to five images for $35.00 in the Basic Application and one to ten images may be entered for $60.00 in the Expanded Application. Images of accepted entries may be used for publicity purposes and for presentation of the exhibition on the TWU website. All fees are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment. SHIPMENT:
    Artists whose work(s) are accepted will be notified by December 7th, 2019, and are responsible for shipping expenses. Accepted works must be ready to hang and delivered to the gallery by February 12th, 2020. Shipped artwork ​must include prepaid return shipping expenses and reusable packing /crating.​ No Styrofoam peanuts please. Do not ship glass. Plexiglas only. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Artwork will not be returned if prepaid return shipping is not included.
    Insurance is the sole responsibility of each artist (Texas Woman’s University will not be held responsible for lost or damaged artwork). Work will be handled with utmost care.
    Slideroom entries must be received by: October 27, 2019 Artists notifications sent: December 7, 2019
    Work Received by: February 12, 2020
    Exhibition dates: February 24 through April 13 2020 Reception date: February 27, 2020 5-8 pm
  • QUESTIONS: Direct questions to:
    Anna Galluzzi, Exhibition Co-Coordinator / ​agalluzzi@twu.eduMichael Mulvey, Exhibition Co-Coordinator / ​

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